There are some issues in immigration law that quietly exist, away from great fanfare or concern. Because they are quirks in the law, they are largely unknown, ignored or taken for granted. But because they exist, they cannot just be ignored
I regularly witness how standard of review is wielded by some judges as a threat to one of the pillars of the rule of law — access to an effective remedy.
Until the Supreme Court decision in Tran v. Canada, released on Oct. 19, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada had equated a term of house arrest with a term of incarceration of the same duration. That has all changed.
“You know, that might be the answer — to act boastfully about something we ought to be ashamed of. That’s a trick that never seems to fail.” ― Joseph Heller, Catch-22
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When Angela Chesters learned she could not reunite with her husband in Canada as a landed immigrant because she was likely to create an excessive demand on our health and social services, she felt insulted.
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